Meatballs with Tomato and Basil

Meatballs with Tomatoes and Basil









  • 400g pack Woolworths Beef Traditional Meatballs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 400g can salt-reduced crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato passata
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped basil
  • 350g risoni
  • 2 tbs chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the meatballs on an oven tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Transfer to the oven and cook for 15 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  3. While the meatballs are in the oven, heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes until onion is soft, then stir in the tomatoes, passata and wine. Cook for 5 minutes until reduced and slightly thickened then stir through the basil and baked meatballs and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. 
  4. Cook the risoni according to packet instructions. Drain, toss with parsley and spoon onto serving dishes. Divide the meatballs and sauce over the risoni and serve with grated parmesan. Serves 4 adults

Fresh tip: For a bolognaise-style sauce, substitute 500g lean beef mince for the meatballs.

1 recipe 3 ways:Take a look at our baby-friendly recipe here or Mini Meatballs with Risoni for your toddler.

Recipe created exclusively for the Woolworths Baby and Toddler Club

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